The best available wide receiver is off the board, as Kenny Golladay signs a four-year deal with the New York Giants for $76 million. The writing was on the wall for Golladay to leave Detroit for a while now. The two sides never got a deal done for a extension last year and since then we saw this coming. It became even more real when the Lions passed on using the franchise tag on Golladay this offseason.
Golladay was the best pick of the Bob Quinn era. Golladay was a third-round pick in 2017 and has turned into a pro-bowl caliber player. During his four seasons with the Lions, Golladay caught for 3,068 yards on 183 catches for 21 touchdowns. Kenny Golladay struggled to stay healthy last season, only playing in five games. The Lions were 3-2 when Golladay played. The two seasons before that, Golladay had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and made one pro bowl while in Detroit. When Healthy, Golladay is a top ten wide receiver.
The Lions have now lost their top two wide receivers in Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones. Both were expected but now it is official. The Lions have signed Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman but still need some more receivers. Now, Golladay goes to the big apple to play with Danny Dimes and Saquon Barkley in what should be a explosive offense.